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Friday, May 20, 2011

Crap From a Sketch Book: The Contemplation Of Mary


Happy Rapture Day Eve! Something religious seemed appropriate, since tomarrow the world is ending and all.

I call this drawing "The Contemplation Of Mary". This is one of those drawings that when I showed my mother she gave me that look of shame and horror that she's prone to giving me when I do something blatently offensive.

So here's The Virgin Mary sitting on the toilet. I didn't draw it to be blatantly offensive. If that where the case I would have made her straining in a pulic bathroon with some glory-holes in the walls and a 'for a good time call' scribble behind her. I just thought the idea of The Virgin Mary doing her best thinking on the john like anyone else was humanizing somehow. I suppose the point, if there was one to be had, was that extrodinary people also do ordinary things. That's what I'm going with anyways. This is really just another prime example of me emptying crap outta my head for a laugh.

I was trying to go for that Early Christian Art look, where the proportions and color are a bit off, and everyone has that far off 'dreamin' 'bout God' look, but it looks more like a reject project from a high-school art class - what is up with her neck? Seriously. Bad artist. Bad.

The most fun for me were the detail thingies; the window behind her head acting as a halo, the snake bathroom mat at her feet, the angel tp holder. And you can be sure that's holy water in that bowl ;-)

See ya'll in hell!
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